WATCH: Zachary Levi’s ‘Shazam!’ Audition Tape

It’s easy to feel good for Zachary Levi‘s success. The Chuck and Tangled star has always seemed like a perfect fit to play a superhero. However, before 2019 the closest he came was playing Thor’s Warriors Three ally Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. However, in 2019 the DC Comics superhero movie Shazam! finally gave Levi the opportunity to play a comedic superhero that he seemed born to portray when he played DC’s Shazam onscreen with childlike enthusiasm.

And even though Levi has a track record of success, he still needed to audition for the role — and as SYFY has revealed, Levi’s first audition was on Skype. It demonstrates his unbridled eagerness to portray the character, and despite not being in the room with him, director David F. Sandberg immediately asked, “Why is this guy not our Shazam?”

You can watch the whole video on Levi’s audition above!

More: Zachary Levi Originally Passed on Auditioning for ‘Shazam!’

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...) For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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